One of the definitive voices of dance music at the turn of the millennium, Gabriel & Dresden returned in 2017, reinvigorated, with the crowd-funded album, The Only Road. It was their first artist LP in over 10 years. Embracing their return to the manic, disorienting life of touring, the duo sought respite in the tranquility of their Spokane studio. Here, ensconced in the stillness of nature, the next chapter of the Gabriel & Dresden story was written in the form of a new album, titled Remedy.
A collaborative project alongside their 650 Kickstarter backers who helped craft the project, Remedy grows from the intimate stories of “No One’s To Blame” and “Remember” to the invigorating, more dance floor orientated, moments “Coming On Strong” and “Something Bigger.”
There’s a unity to the narrative as well, with Sub Teal (Brittany O’Neil) providing vocals across much of the journey, punctuated with the brooding sound of Jan Burton on “Keep On Holding” and fellow Spokane native Centre on “Remember.”
“Remedy started out as a feeling. Every time we stepped away from the city and ventured into nature, we returned rejuvenated with a strong sense of being connected to something bigger than ourselves. More at peace,” explains Dave Dresden. “Although the meaning behind each song on the album stems from turning points in our lives, through the recording and production of the songs, they took on a character of their own.”
Once again, Gabriel & Dresden prove themselves a pioneering force, championing the analog, indie-minded side of electronic music. Gabriel & Dresden are now touring the album across North America, with more dates to be added. Tickets are available here.